The clinical utility of the urine-based lateral flow lipoarabinomannan assay in HIV-infected adults in Myanmar: an observational study

@inproceedings{Thit2017TheCU,
  title={The clinical utility of the urine-based lateral flow lipoarabinomannan assay in HIV-infected adults in Myanmar: an observational study},
  author={Swe Swe Thit and Ne Myo Aung and Zaw Win Htet and Mark A Boyd and Htin Aung Saw and Nicholas M. Anstey and Tint Tint Kyi and David A. Cooper and Mar Mar Kyi and Josh Hanson},
  booktitle={BMC Medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundThe use of the point-of-care lateral flow lipoarabinomannan (LF-LAM) test may expedite tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in HIV-positive patients. However, the test’s clinical utility is poorly defined outside sub-Saharan Africa.MethodsThe study enrolled consecutive HIV-positive adults at a tertiary referral hospital in Yangon, Myanmar. On enrolment, patients had a LF-LAM test performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Clinicians managing the patients were unaware of the LF-LAM… CONTINUE READING
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